|Owner(s)||Dr. Alan Marks|
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Located in north central Washington state, just five miles south of British Columbia, Canada, on Highway 97, Okanogan Estate & Vineyards is the first winery to open in the Okanogan Valley. All grapes are grown locally in the Okanogan Valley which has a warm, Mediterranean climate.
The winemaker is Michael P. Buckmiller under the direction of Dr. Alan Marks, formerly of Summerhill Estates Winery in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Buckmiller was born and raised in the Okanogan Valley and attended programs at University of California at Davis.
Multiple varietals are produced including a Pinot Noir.
A tasting room is located in Leavenworth at 703 Hwy 2 and in Oroville at 1205 Main Street on Hwy 97. Both tasting rooms are open daily (although hours may vary in the off season).
2008 Okanogan Estate & Vineyards Washington State Pinot Noir
13.7% alc., $19.99. This winery is located in Oroville, Washington, a turn-of-the-century gold mining town in the Okanogan Valley, five miles south of British Columbia, Canada. All grapes are grown locally in the Northern Okanogan Valley. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, black raspberries, oak and soy sauce. Middleweight flavors of black cherries, plum and a touch of spice with the palate dominated by slightly astringent tannins. The flavors veer to the very ripe side and a note of prune creeps in. Decent. Reviewed May 5, 2013 ARTICLE »